So it’s a great way of injecting a bit of a historical reference into a more modern home. 2.Where a home lacks any form of period detail (or it has all been ripped out), panelling can replace the missing character. While careful consideration of the wallpaper choice can either compliment period detail or if a contemporary design is chosen, contrast with it. Wallpapering every wall with bold and colourful paper can sometimes be a bit overpowering.
Combining a wallpaper design you love, with painted panelling will cut down the cost of decorating a room considerably. And when you think of it, furniture will hide a lot of the costly wallpaper on the lower half of the wall anyway.
6.Finally, panelling can hide a multitude of sins, bumpy plaster and uneven walls. Choosing to wallpaper only the top half means less preparation, and that can only be a good thing.